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Seal Rock State Wayside, Seal Rock

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  • We're a family with a 6 and 10 year old girls. We made sure to arrive 1 hour before low tide (6pm). We stayed for more then an hour. And it was a great time spent. Many rocks to jump between the small...  more »
  • This is a great little beach adjacent to highway 101 with great tide pooling. Be sure to stop at low tide to explore the pools. Little Creek Scenic overlook is a great place for photos. We stopped for...  more »
  • We stopped here and were amazed by the tide pools. I could have sat there all day and watch the tide pools in these rocks. This one is a must see if you like tide pools!  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous! We are adding this to our list of spots to bring our kids back too. Looks like some great beach front as well as a little protected mini cove that the kids could swim in safely. Check out the picture. Definitely stopping here next time we are on the Oregon coast.
  • Seal Rock is one of my favorite places along the Oregon Coast, especially at low tide. It has a wonderful mix of beach, coastal forest, rocks safe for kids to climb on and jutting, rugged coastline to photograph. It's a great spot for catching a sunset or having a picnic. The only negative is that it can get crowded on hot days when valley traffic lines up over the Coast Range. Sea lions shorebirds and other wildlife frequent the area. Remember to give them plenty of space, obey posted signs about bird nesting areas, and avoid the temptation to climb the rocks, which are more dangerous than they look and are sensitive wildlife habitats. I'm using a scale comparing all of Oregon's state parks here. The worst I've ever visited would get 2 stars. Seal Rock gets 5.
  • I went later in the evening and it was overcast. There was nobody else there. It was really nice. The rocks and tide pools are awesome. The view on the way down to the beach is incredible. Lots to explore.
  • The ocean view is breathtaking. There are a ton of shady picnic tables in the woods slightly south of the parking lot.
  • Crowded and full cranky tourists. You can see the seals just fine in Newport from any dock!